Some of the Elvis Costello / Roots collaboration album - "Wise Up Ghost"album was recorded here at CREW Studios, and this is explored in Electronic Musician magazine's article: Costello cut a lot of his parts in Crew Studios, a new-ish mid-sized facility in North Vancouver, where Mandel auditioned several vocal mics for Costello and settled on [...]
A special thanks to Andrew King and Kevin Young over at Professional Sound for creating this wonderful feature on CREW studios in this months issue of Professional Sound Magazine. View the article here (Pages 34-37) CREW STUDIOS "Transitioning Into A New Generation of Recording"
When I first got word that there was opportunity with CREW I was given a private tour of the facility by it’s technical advisor and current studio manager Mike Cashin. The next day I summarized my first impressions into a short summation: CREW STUDIOS – A WALKTHROUGH “We wanted to give the best of both [...]
CREW studios is constructed in the space that was once Bakerstreet Sound Studio on the north shore of North Vancouver, British Columbia. It perfectly blends the influence and character of an original late 70's recording studio with the resolution of the modern day sound. Designed by Chris Potter, this studio can keep up with any [...]
Hey Everybody, I hope your summer was good…or productive. Hopefully both! We’ve been busy here at CREW. Our summer HAS been productive. We’ve changed the acoustic treatment in both the live rooms and the control room to tighten things up, and it’s sounding the way we like it now. Sessions have been going great, and [...]
So it seems summer has FINALLY decided to grace us with it’s presence here in Vancouver, and we need to work on our tans (studio tans, that is!) So to keep us out of the direct sunlight (and still enjoy it through our glorious skylight), we’re offering a summer special here at CREW! We have [...]
As promised before, one of the things we want to talk about is the equipment that CREW has to offer. The most recent thing we’ve acquired is a pair of Grace Design m501 preamps. While we haven’t had a ton of time to play with these just yet, we are extremely impressed with the few [...]
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OK…all gear decisions are made and equipment has either arrived or is en route! This is very exciting. Here’s the news on the console selection. We wanted to do something different from other studios. But what to do? Well…how about 2 consoles?!? We’ve decided to keep the old analog ways alive, but also embrace the [...]
The transition from landmark Bakerstreet Studios to CREW Studios is well underway. Mixed feelings of course, but we trust the too-soon-departed and much-missed Paul Baker would approve. His legacy endures. For your interest, here are some photos documenting the progress and transformation. We’ll be posting new photos soon. […]